Title

Promotion of Physical Activity among Black Seniors: New Insights for Practice and Research

Organization/Association/Group

Florida Coastal Geriatric Resources, Education and Training Center (The GREAT GEC)

Location

Davie, Florida

Publication Date / Copyright Date

November 2013

Abstract

The investigators conducted a need assessment. Study findings departed from the current health disparity literature but support recent findings. The objectives of this session are the following: 1. Discuss the current literature on Black seniors and physical Activity. 2. Describe the community based approach for fostering a partnership and motivation in the development of a physical activity program. 3. Compare the presenters’ need assessment study findings to the current literature. 4. Explain the use of the need assessment study findings for the physical activity program development. 5. Discuss the strategies necessary to promote physical activity among Black seniors.

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

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